Living with a children's author isn't as easy as it looks!

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

~Franklin D. Roosevelt~


Trying something is important. This Roosevelt guy knows what he’s talking about. What would life be like if we didn’t try? Mom tries all the time. She tries to write awesome stories.

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She tries to write funny poems.

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She tries to get unusual ideas and to dream up unique characters.

perfect friend

Even though Roosevelt says to – she doesn’t frankly admit failure, but she does keep on trying something.

I try all the time, too. I try to sit on my ParkIt Mat.


This is boring…

I try to reach things on the table.


I try to fetch the ball and to walk past things even if they’re scary.


Like Mom, I never admit failure. I only admit, “Oh well.” and “Maybe next time.” and “Is that pumpkin trying to kill me?”



Comments on: "Inspirational Quote of the Week" (55)

  1. Oh Cupcake…watch that Pumpkin!! .and failing to admit failing is ..well a human failing 😉 hugs Fozziemum xx

  2. Catherine Johnson said:

    Awesome! Watch out for that pumpkin.

  3. What a brave girl you were getting THAT close to that dog-eating pumpkin Cupcake! It’s important to “TRY”…..I agree…..I’m always “TRYING” to pull a fast one on my Mom – keeps her on her toes!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  4. Awwww you are furry brave whee think!

    Happy Friday

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

  5. I think the pumpkin is safe…. it’s also edible. But mom would probably yell at ya to “leave it.” *sigh*

  6. Yes, he was right. It’s important to try something. again&again. Hope the pumkin has no clue about this quote and tries to try something :o)

  7. Pumpkin is your security 🙂

  8. snoopys@snoopysdogblog said:

    Hey Cupcake

    I’m trying not to laugh at you with that scary pumpkin!

    Stay safe,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Thanks, S. I’m trying hard to be brave. The first 10 times I saw that thing, Mom said she’d need to set her camera on panorama to get the pumpkin and me in the same shot.

      Love and licks,

  9. Homicidal pumpkins are a threat to national security!

  10. You got a strike in the video! Go chew up that nasty pumpkin!

  11. Oh Cupcake, you sure are a brave girl, that pumpkin could leap at you at any moment!!

  12. That pumpkin does look scary, it’s probably bigger than you are.
    I can get my nose on the table like you, only I can do that with all four paws on the floor.

  13. If you do anything immediately right, then you cannot try it again, can you?

  14. I like your mom’s outlook on failure and doesn’t give up. None of us can. 🙂

  15. that goes with “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!”

  16. Fun! I like your post, C! 😀

  17. That pumpkin does indeed look scary! I’m trying to come up with unique characters too. I’m behind with only 11,000 words for my nano novel. I wasn’t planning to start one and got encouragement from a friend 5 days after nano begun. -.- Oh well!

    • Thanks, A. 11,000 doesn’t sound too bad since you started 5 days late. It takes Mom a couple of years to write 11,000 words. I’m pretty sure she’s lazy….

      Love and licks,

  18. Those rice krispies and that ball are inspiring me to drool. That Mr Roosevelt is pretty clever – just do something!

  19. Great quote, Cupcake. You’re so brave on trying it all out and don’t be afraid of the pumpkin, he’s probably trying too 😉 Pawkiss 🙂

  20. Bawahwhahahahw your face in the Pumpkin photo is priceless Cupcake xxoxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  21. You are the model of perseverance, Cupcake!

  22. Lovely photos Cupcake! You never need to try too hard hard to look so cute 🙂

  23. Keep calm and keep on keepin’ on…

  24. You are just so cute, Cupcake 🙂 You and mom must keep shining 🙂

  25. Eeek better watch out for that pumpkin. You sure are brave Cupcake.

  26. Your mom writes wonderful stories!!! That pumpkin just needs to be told that can be made into pie… hehehehe by the looks of that bowl you were able to get to the table! 🙂

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